Monday, 20 December 2010

The Renovation Process of the Penzance Hotel Before your Eyes


Looking at our previous blog of the amazing before and after photos of Belinda Moore's Room 1, inspired by famous Egyptian House on historic Chapel Street, we decided that it is time to show the renovation process documented by numerous photos that have been taken along our journey. A beautiful 1600 Georgian House, previously a well known hotel, was very much in need of some love and TLC! Some said it was almost like the building was crying - with leaks everywhere, peeling wallpaper, stained carpets, broken floorboards and bathrooms like they were out of the stone age! In keeping with Cornwall and Penzance's artistic heritage, we came up with the idea not to just modernise and update the hotel and restore the former glory that the hotel once enjoyed, but also make the rooms a showcase for young British artistic talent for guests to enjoy. We dont want Artist Residence Hotel + Gallery, Penzance to be just a bed to sleep in or a base to stay, we want this unique boutique hotel to be an experience for guests as part of that much deserved and needed break from everyday lives whilst holidaying in Cornwall. The focus has always been on the guest and how we can make their stay the best as it possibly can be! A big thank you to all the young British artists and designers that were able to make this happen.

Starting off in numerical order, here we go... each of the 8 new blog posts are the renovation history starting with Belinda Moore's magical Indian inspired boutique hotel room, Penzance.

Room 1 // Belinda Moore // www.freewebs.com/dotsenough

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THE RENOVATION PROCESS 

Broken old furniture, peeling woodchip wallpaper, broken floorboards, damp curtains... 

 




 The room is cleared, wallpaper stripped and the curtains removed to unveil a beautiful room that is naturally filled with light flooding in from 2 gorgeous Georgian bay windows - the room sighs a huge relief from all that clutter!




 Uncovered from the horrible stained brown and swirly carpet are beautiful floorboards - who wants to hide them when you can show them off!? Floorboards were replaced where missing, the gaps filled, sanded and varnished - bringing back some of the old quirky charm and character to the building.







Local Cornish Artist, Belinda Moore, starts work on her dotty Indian inspired patterns and motifs that align the top of the walls - also taking inspiration from The Egyptian House 2 minutes up the road on Chapel Street. A base colour for the pattern is painted, then intricate dots in varying colours are 'dotted' around the pattern to make a truly unique and colourful design.





Justin, founder of Artist Residence Hotel + Gallery, comes down to help with the furniture making... and so to making that bed, hanging that mirror...


Before and After Photos

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